Neighborhood News & Beacon Events

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BLT introduces luxury Hague building at The Beacon

15Apr

Building and Land Technology (BLT) has opened the doors to Hague, a significant milestone that represents considerably more than the launch of a new 241-unit luxury rental building in Jersey City. As the sixth apartment building to open within The Beacon, Hague completes the effort to restore a collection of iconic architectural gems and transform them into an urban residential destination.

With the final piece of the puzzle now in place, The Beacon stands as a national success story, a cherished piece of Jersey City’s storied past reborn as a modern living experience that is home to more than 2,000 residents, 1,155 residences, incomparable amenities and an unparalleled offering of outdoor space.

“This is truly an historic milestone,” said John Masso, The Beacon’s regional manager.

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Live, work, play: There are many options in New Jersey’s thriving and diverse rental market

15Apr

When Erin Sweeney moved back to New Jersey five years ago, she headed straight for Newark, rather than return to her hometown in rural Sussex County. The 32-year-old nonprofit executive said she always dreamed of living in New Jersey’s largest city. “I feel like it’s our city,” Sweeney said. “It’s a transportation, legal, education hub. It’s an important place. I want it to be great and I want to be part of that.”

History also lives at The Beacon.

Listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places, The Beacon’s six ornate buildings have been restored to preserve the architectural grandeur of its Art Deco-era origins, with marble walls, terrazzo floors, etched glass, gilded beams and moldings and bronze chandeliers. The 241-unit Hague, the latest and final addition to this community, developed by Building and Land Technology (BLT), opened in March.

“BLT had a grand vision for these remarkable buildings,” said John Masso, The Beacon’s regional manager. “To see them now fully reawakened as an inspired 21st-century use teeming with resident activity and, once again, an asset to the city, is both thrilling and rewarding.”

The community, perched at the highest spot in Jersey City, offers a range of options, from studios to three-bedroom triplexes, with rents ranging from $1,600 to $8,000 a month. An array of features, amenities and outdoor space are designed to lure young professionals, couples and retirees.

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The Beacon In Jersey City delivers the newest rental building called the Hague Apartments

30Mar

Building and Land Technology (BLT) has opened the doors to Hague, a significant milestone that represents considerably more than the launch of a new 241-unit luxury rental building in Jersey City.

The sixth apartment building to open within The Beacon, Hague completes the effort to restore a collection of iconic architectural gems and transform them into a vibrant, urban residential destination.

With the final piece of the puzzle now in place, The Beacon stands as a national success story, a cherished piece of Jersey City’s storied past reborn as a modern living experience that is home to more than 2,000 residents, 1,155 residences, a selection of amenities and outdoor space.

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The Hague Will Soon Complete the Beacon Complex

15Mar

The Beacon is about to open The Hague, their newest and final building. It will house 240 new rental units bringing the complex to 1153 total units. Once it opens the complex will become the largest National Historic Site in New Jersey.

Aptly named after Frank Hague (or maybe Margaret), The Hague building was originally the Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital, part of the Jersey City Medical Center complex. Over 350,000 people were born here over the course of its tenure.

The lobby features many original details that have undergone extensive restoration. The units feature high ceilings and large windows that let in lots of lights.

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Residents bring good cheer with Wine Wednesdays series at The Beacon

26Feb

When Melissa Capo and her husband Mark decided to relocate from Maryland to the New York City area, their search for a new home took them to Jersey City. They were particularly captivated by The Beacon, the collection of historic Art Deco buildings reborn as modern residential properties with incomparable indoor and outdoor amenities. Impressed by the spacious residences, stunning views and warmth of the staff, the Capos decided The Beacon was the ideal place to live.

“The people we came across at The Beacon were pleasant and welcom-ing,” Melissa said. “My husband and I loved the diversity of both the staff and the tenants, as well as the breathtaking views and luxurious ameni-ties. Everything we experienced convinced us that we wanted to be a part of The Beacon community.” The couple signed a lease, moved in and discovered their first impressions were accurate. They met so many friendly neighbors that they decided to invite them to a wine-tasting party.